Visitors to Florence’s Accademia Gallery invariably come for one reason – to see Michelangelo’s magnificent statue of David. David has been on display here since 1873 along with the artist’s Slaves and St. Matthew. On a trip to the Accademia – originally founded in the 1780s – you’ll also be able to take in an important collection of Renaissance paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, the remarkable original plaster cast of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, and the charming Museum of Musical Instruments.
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The only confusing part was that you need to PICK UP tickets first, and the place where you do that is across the street. So you there first, get paper ticket and only then go back to museum itself. Other than that it was just great experience!
The only point to raise is there was no option other than 11am for Accademia. Therefore I was not able to use Tiqets for Uffizi on the same day as their Uffizi time slot was only 12 pm. More time slots can make the Tiqets more popular.
Once you get into the musuem you would not want to get out. You'd love to keep admiring King David's statue and the abduction of the sabines statue. The rest of the sculptures and paintings are great as well.